NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR (OTCMKTS:NSTRY) versus PDC Energy (OTCMKTS:PDCE) Head-To-Head Analysis

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NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR (OTCMKTS:NSTRY) and PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR has a beta of 1.89, meaning that its stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PDC Energy has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR and PDC Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR -30.32% 0.01% N/A
PDC Energy 7.73% -3.08% -1.63%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR and PDC Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR $389.93 million 0.56 -$120.69 million ($0.05) -93.00
PDC Energy $1.55 billion 1.46 $2.02 million ($2.96) -12.22

PDC Energy has higher revenue and earnings than NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR. NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PDC Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR and PDC Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PDC Energy 0 4 16 0 2.80

PDC Energy has a consensus target price of $50.06, suggesting a potential upside of 38.45%. Given PDC Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PDC Energy is more favorable than NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR.


PDC Energy beats NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR Company Profile

Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC, an independent oil and gas exploration company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in the pre-Caspian Basin. The company discovers and develops oil and gas reserves, as well as produces and sells crude oil, stabilized condensate, liquefied petroleum gas, and dry gas. Its principal producing asset is 100% owned Chinarevskoye field located in North-western Kazakhstan. As of January 1, 2019, the company had a proved and probable reserve of 410 mmboe. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in London, the Netherlands.

PDC Energy Company Profile

PDC Energy, Inc., an independent exploration and production company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Its operations are primarily located in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and the Delaware Basin in Texas. The company was formerly known as Petroleum Development Corporation and changed its name to PDC Energy, Inc. in June 2012. PDC Energy, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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